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City’s cultural summit returns for third year

For the third straight year, Oshawa is hosting a night to celebrate all things cultural within the city.

On Oct. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Arts Resource Centre (located at 45 Queen Street) the city invites anyone interested in arts, culture and heritage to the annual Cultural Summit.

The evening is an opportunity for members of the creative community to meet and learn about arts, cultural and heritage initiatives in Oshawa, share ideas and ignite future collaborations.

The City is also set to provide updates on the Culture Counts: Oshawa’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan regarding both what has been accomplished since 2015’s Cultural Summit and what is planned for the upcoming year.

Other highlights of the night will include keynote speaker Andrew F. Sullivan, an Oshawa native and author of “Waste”, along with local presentations from the Ontario Regiment (R.C.A.C.) Regimental Museum, Urban Arts for Social Change Graffiti School and Yolanda Beasely, filmmaker of Masters of Romance.

The event will also include local entertainment from the Oshawa Civic Band, refreshments and networking opportunities.

“Oshawa’s annual Cultural Summit is a great venue to learn what the city has done this last year regarding arts, culture and heritage, as well as time to discuss how to keep our Culture Counts initiative moving forward,” said Councillor Bob Chapman, chair of the Community Services Committee.

Anyone interested in attending the Cultural Summit is asked to R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 14 by sending an email to culturecounts@oshawa.ca.